JaNell Gore

JaNell Gore Ja'Nell Gore is a student at Bakersfield College. In addition to writing for South Kern Sol, Ja'Nell is involved with several clubs at her school. Ja'Nell enjoys writing and listening to spoken word.

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Juneteenth helps officer grapple with rising tensions sweeping the nation

June 18, 2020 / By

In light of recent events and the Black Lives Matter Movement sweeping the nation, Ardath Downey has found herself torn.

‘We are one’: March brings Black Lives Matter supporters together to discuss de-funding police

June 17, 2020 / By

“It’s our duty to fight for our freedom. It’s our duty to win. We must love and support one another.

Kern behind state in Census response; new push for participation begins

June 11, 2020 / By

The U.S Census Bureau has begun dropping off 2020 Census questionnaire packets in Kern County. 

Census Bureau workers will make a stop at more than 9,000 homes throughout the County, according to the Census Bureau. 

Leaders discuss how community can forward Black Lives Matter movement

June 10, 2020 / By

Since the death of George Floyd people across the country have been expressing their anger and have been demanding change in law enforcement practices by protesting, looting, and people from all types of backgrounds using their platforms to speak out on the issue. 

COMMENTARY: My parents aren’t just essential for my family, they are essential to the entire community; that scares me

April 22, 2020 / By
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It’s common for children to be territorial of their parent’s time and affection. Children often fight for their parents’ attention, but children with parents who are essential workers — nurses, grocery store workers, farmworkers, first responders — can’t do that right now.

Local Olympic Trials qualifier Alex Collatz-Sellens remains hopeful during pandemic

April 3, 2020 / By

Local discus star Alex Collatz-Sellens has been preparing for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials for years.

From the classroom to the polls: Local professor gives day off so students have time to vote

March 3, 2020 / By

People across the country are working hard to get young people civically engaged, but one local professor is taking it to the next level this Election Day.

Sol on the Street: What do you think of jailing the homeless?

October 8, 2019 / By and

Kern County officials announced a possible plan last month that would decrease the homeless population on the streets.

Teen struggling with housing insecurity rescued by family with love

August 1, 2019 / By

Featured photo: Heaven Sanders stands with Ester Valdez.

For years, Heaven Sanders lived homeless. 

Some nights, the Bakersfield High freshman would stay at a Union Avenue motel with her mother as a parade of seedy strangers visited.

In the 661: One STD is reported every hour in Kern; it’s time to start a conversation

July 15, 2019 / By

Kern County has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the state, experts say.